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Autopsy Result Clarifying Prophet TB Joshua’s Cause of Death


Prophet TB Joshua’s cause of death has not been confirmed after the frontline televangelist passed away in Lagos on Saturday evening (June 5, 2021) at the age of 57 after concluding a program at his church in Ikotun.

As soon as the beloved preacher’s death was disclosed to Peoples Gazette by family sources, all started asking what happened to TB Joshua, a prophet who attracted many Christians from across the world by using his platform.

The Gazette found out from family sources who asked to be anonymous as an official statement was still being prepared.

prophet TB Joshua's cause of death was not immediately disclosed
Image source: Naija News

Temitope Balogun Joshua was the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television.

As he was kindly informed of his cast religious estate in the Ikotun/Egbe area of Lagos, Joshua’s platform, Emmanuel TV, one of Nigeria’s greatest Christian broadcast stations, is available worldwide through digital and terrestrial switches.

Some have believed that he had divine gifts and could predict events; He predicted multiple terrorist attacks committed by ISIS, Al-Qaeda affiliates. Also, Al-Shabaab protesters had been predicted by him, such as:

  • The November 2015 Paris attacks
  • The Garissa University College attack in Kenya
  • The Ouagadougou hotel siege in Burkina Faso
  • The 2016 Brussels Bombings
  • The Boston bombing attacks in America.

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Prophet TB Joshua’s Cause of Death at Morgue

Although prophet TB Joshua’s cause of death was not immediately disclosed, sources on behalf of the family claimed that his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would clarify the exact cause of death forthwith.

After a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed and led to dozens’ death and many more injured, in 2014, his church was placed in the center of a multi-national investigation.

prophet TB Joshua's cause of death was not immediately disclosed
Image source: The Guardian Nigeria

An investigation into the collapsed building kicked off but up until his passing, he was yet to be tried at the end of the investigations even though he did not accept charges of negligence and denied a trial over the case.

US day News‘ thoughts and prayers are with prophet TB Joshua’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to TB Joshua?” So if you have any related information about his passing, please share it with us.

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Reactions to Prophet TB Joshua’s Death News

The grief of the fans always accompanies the death of such great and influential Celebrities. However, their impact on this world will never be forgotten, and they will stay alive in the minds of their loved ones.

Soon after heartbreaking news of TB Joshua’s death was released, his fans from all over the world expressed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes.

 T.B. Joshua’s close friend Femi Fani-Kayode opened up about his mistake about saying the prophet’s death is fake news, writing, “The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00 am this morning I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much. Sadly I was misled. 5 minutes ago the same person called me & confirmed the story.”

Someone wrote, “Rest In Peace Pastor TB Joshua. Your service to humanity will never be forgotten,” while another said, “Omo fear humans ooo aaaah this TB Joshua (RIP) death is just making me see how humans reek so much hypocrisy Tueh!!”

A user tweeted, “Rest in Peace, Pastor TB Joshua. The man for the People. A good man is good.”

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Is TB Joshua Still Alive?

On the other hand, some believe this is just a rumor, and TB Joshua is still alive. As no official statement has been issued yet and there is no information about what happened to TB Joshua, we can’t confirm these rumors; we all have to wait for his family statement.

Someone claimed, “TB Joshua is not dead, if he is SCON would have definitely released a statement of his death. Let’s not flood everywhere with Rip yet.”

Prophet TB Joshua's cause of death has not been confirmed after the frontline televangelist passed away in Lagos
Image source: Twitter

Another also mentioned TB Joshua’s Wikipedia information, saying “Wikipedia updated his death few minutes ago and later removed it…i think its a rumour too #TBJoshua”

“Kindly ignore the fake news, TB Joshua is not dead,” a user announced.

TB Joshua’s Funeral Service

TB Joshua had a massive following in South Africa, with several branches across the country and his followers are so loyal; They had even come to Nigeria to attend his church services.

One of his famous followers is EFF leader Julius Malema, who visited the Prophet in Lagos in 2013 soon after founding the party. Malema claimed he asked for blessings and counsel from him.

Groups of participants from South Africa visited TB’s church in Lagos in 2014. The trip had a tragic end; 116 people, including 84 South Africans, lost their lives after a six-story guesthouse related to the televangelist collapsed.

“Watch and pray.”

TB Joshua

However, his Church has said nothing about TB Joshua’s funeral service, confirmed the shocking news in a statement on Sunday morning, only six days to the birthday of the well-known pastor.

TB Joshua’s Last Words

The statement read, “On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service”. God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for, and died for.”

The Church then came to announce that the unforgettable figure is leaving a “legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.”

SCOAN released that the prophet’s last words before his death were “Watch and pray.”

A Look at Prophet TB Joshua’s Biography: Age, Children, Wife, Ministry, Net worth

  • TB Joshua’s full name: Temitope Balogun Joshua
  • Main popularity: Across Africa and Latin America
  • TB Joshua’s birthdate: June 12, 1963
  • Marital status: Married
  • TB Joshua’s wife: Evelyn Joshua
  • Career: Pastor
  • Sport: In 2009, he started a football club, My People FC
  • Also known as: Balogun Francis
  • Facebook fans: About 3,500,000 
  • YouTube subscribers: Over 1,000,000
  • TB Joshua’s Instagram page: @tbjoshua
  • Birthplace: The village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Education: Primary school in Ondo State
  • His Sunday services attendance: Above 15,000 members
  • Good to know: He spent about 15 months in his mother’s womb
  • Children: 3
  • Who is TB Joshua spiritual father: Unknown
  • TB Joshua’s net worth: Between $10 million and $15 million

TB Joshua had additionally written some books including The Mirror, The Step Between You And The Cure, Daily Time With God, and What The Future Holds.

57-year old prophet TB Joshua died on Saturday evening soon after concluding a program at his church

For his wide humanitarian activities, he won a National Honour by the Nigerian government in 2008 along with a letter of appreciation from the United Nations. The beloved prophet was honored as an Ambassador of Peace by the Arewa Youth Forum. Besides all, he was recognized with an ‘award of excellence’ by ZAKA.

According to Forbes blogger’s estimation, Joshua spent $20 million on some important human activities including, “education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs for former Niger Delta militants.”

What Happened to TB Joshua’s YouTube Channel?

YouTube Channel of TB Joshua’s TV’s had more than 1,800,000 subscribers and 400 million views, and then in April 2021, it was suddenly closed following charges of hate speech. Google ranked it as the fourth most viewed clip ever within Nigeria as well as the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on YouTube.

It was actually a video claiming that TB Joshua predicted the Malaysia Airlines MH370 event which brought him a lot of attention on social media; The controversial video passed 1 million views.

Prophet TB Joshua's cause of death has not been confirmed after the frontline televangelist passed away in Lagos
Image source: BBC

But why YouTube closed his channel? A complaint from a rights body after reviewing at least seven videos showing Joshua praying to”cure” gay people.

Based on a YouTube spokesperson’s statement, the channel had been shut down due to its policy “prohibits content which alleges that someone is mentally ill, diseased, or inferior because of their membership in a protected group including sexual orientation”.

Family Deciding about TB Joshua’s Burial Date and Place Soon

The heartbroken family members on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) met in Lagos State to clarify their plans for prophet TB Joshua’s burial three days after the world lost the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

However, an uncle of the late pastor, Alhaji Salisu Musa, announced that the burial date and place had not been decided by the family, saying, “We (family members) have just arrived in Lagos; we are to hold a meeting to decide on the burial arrangement. As soon as we meet and decide, we shall let you know.“

Good to remind, the monarch of Joshua’s hometown, Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, had requested that the late prophet be buried in Arigidi Akoko.

Also, the monarch of Ibaram Akoko, Oba Olusegun Atibioke, has appealed to the Ondo State Government to consider immortalizing TB Joshua by naming an institution in the state after him, then came to urge the family to bury the late pastor in his hometown.

The heartbroken family members on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) met in Lagos State to clarify their plans for prophet TB Joshua's burial
Image source: OpenLife Nigeria

Following the tragedy, the Senate on Tuesday observed a minute silence in honor of Joshua along with The Senate President announcing, “Let me condole the family of TB Joshua, and also say that our country and Nigerian leaders across all levels need prayers. We need the intervention of God while we continue to do our work and perform our functions and duties.”

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  1. Tunde June 6, 2021

    If true, may his soul rop

    1. US day News June 6, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  2. Felix Sekeleti June 6, 2021

    My condolences to Tb Joshua R.I.P papa I made a big gap in this world.

    1. US day News June 6, 2021

      He was great, undoubtedly and will be rest in paradise.

  3. Felix Sekeleti June 6, 2021

    I mean you mad a big gap on earth

    1. Anonymous June 9, 2021

      Daddy joshua I never see your face physical but I loved you and I enjoyed your gospel so much but you left us by surprise please be in the bossom of the Lord and enjoy your eternity amen

  4. My condoness goes to freiod, familes, church members and Nigeria at large over the death of prophet Temitope Balogu Joshua. Pray GOD be whit the entire people who are one way or the other been affected by his death.

    1. US day News June 6, 2021

      He was great, undoubtedly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. God bless him.

  5. Aboh Anthony .S. June 6, 2021


    1. US day News June 6, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  6. Paddy June 6, 2021

    The queue to hell just got a bit shorter

    1. Anonymous June 6, 2021

      that’s a very hateful thing to say

  7. Edison Antony June 6, 2021

    He was called by God, he accept God’s call along with the appointed service, holding God’s call he ran the race without fading, and faced each trails and temptations by the help of Holyspirit, with reverence and submission towards God’s call Holyspirit dispense of His mighty work- which we called The Miracles, Prophecy, and by God’s grace he won the race, went with Lord to have glorious times and will be rewarded for His each work. Will see together at Lord’s day.

    1. US day News June 6, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your heartwarming comment. Prophet TB Joshua was something beyond a human and he would always be missed. May he rest in power.

  8. Stephen June 6, 2021

    May the good lord give his soul eternal rest.

    1. US day News June 7, 2021

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you, his family, and his friends.

  9. Anonymous June 6, 2021

    Rest with the Lord

  10. Sinazo June 7, 2021

    May his soul rest in peace my condolences to the family

    1. US day News June 7, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  11. Joseph June 7, 2021

    Thousands share condolences with family members, so do I, as we are in flesh and miss not seeing the loved one anymore.
    Truth is, in short time ahead we all will be reunited forever more and it is said, Amen and Amen.

  12. Kay Oloyede June 8, 2021

    May his soul rest in peace, he has fought a good battle, my condolences to his family and the entire congregations worldwide

  13. Betty Oyella June 8, 2021

    May the Soul of the great Prophet T.B Joshua rest in Glory

    1. US day News June 8, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  14. Ernest Mwangemi June 8, 2021

    Prophet TB JOSHUA is not Dead to those who will abide by his teachings.I believe he’s living in me.I am strongly opposing the autopsy issue because his death is Divine.

    1. US day News June 12, 2021

      He was great, undoubtedly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be rest in paradise.

  15. Anonymous June 10, 2021

    Man of God, Rest in peace. Surely we will miss you.

  16. Barnabas Moyo June 12, 2021

    Will miss you physically, but the word you preached will be with us for ever, till we meet, rest in peace.

    1. US day News June 12, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  17. Simon Kimani Njogu June 13, 2021

    The big question, just as Elijah left Elisha to take on his mantle, who was left behind/ or will it happen like the case of Elisha and Gehazi

    1. US day News June 13, 2021

      Prophet TB Joshua was an unforgettable man of god! We will miss him forever. Your comparison is also a very accurate one. But only God knows the answer to this question.

  18. Simon Katwishi June 17, 2021

    God Almighty has taken His Servant Prophet T.B Joshua, Our Prophet. Rest in Peace.

    1. US day News June 17, 2021

      He will be rest in paradise and would always be dearly missed.

  19. howard November 2, 2021

    another fake…bury him in a sewer


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